Category Archives: Menopause

Brisdelle (a Paxil imitator) for Menopausal Hot Flushes

  Majid Ali, M.D. Paxil for Menopausal Hot Flashes. Really! Majid Ali, M.D. To my great surprise, in early 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Paxil by another name (Brisdelle, a brand of paroxetine) for treating hot flushes associated with menopause. What did not surprise me about this was that this approval was strongly opposed by FDA’ own advisory

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Seven for Menopausal Hot Flushes

Seven for Menopausal Hot Flushes Majid Ali, M.D. Hot flushes (also called hot flashes) are extremely common and are experience by as 75% of menopausal women in the United States. These are caused by abnormal vascular (vaso-motor) responses to hormonal disruptions rooted in disturbances in the bowel-blood-liver axis. This is not the prevailing view. It is based on what my patients

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